According to the story, Mather and Hansmann have no journalism experience but plan to, “scoop up” laid off writers after ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report and Yahoo Sports all made cuts to their sports staff this year.
The Chicago-based company first launched in 2016 on the hunch that it was the year for the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series and had 1,000 subscribers after eight months. It now has sites with news dedicated to Cleveland, Ohio; Toronto and Detroit, Mich.
Subscribers pay $40 for “Premium Sports News & Analysis.”
Robots in grocery stores
Tally—a slender robot—will be roaming the aisles at select Schnucks grocery stores in St. Louis on the lookout for out-of-stock items and verifying prices, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
According to the story, Tally is 38 inches tall and doesn’t have limbs but has two blinking eyes on a digital screen.
Maryland Heights-based Schnucks has 100 stores in five states and began testing the robot Monday. The pilot test will last six weeks.
A robot will appear in two other stores as tests, according to the Post-Dispatch.
IEDA approves $111 million for investments in Iowa
The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies for job creation and expansion projects, according to an IEDA news release Friday.
According to the release, the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved over $111 million in capital investment in Iowa. The board approved planned or proposed projects located in Ankeny, Des Moines, Fairfield, Huxley, Independence, Oskaloosa, Polk City and West Des Moines.
What else happened…
Colorado-Springs based jumbo air tanker is approved to fight wildfires – The Denver Post
PhysIQ—a Naperville, Ill.based—provider of proprietary predictive analytics for human physiology, raised $8 million in Series B funding. 4490 Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Quark Venture Inc. and LionBird.
Six new stores revealed for new outlet mall in Altoona – The Des Moines Register
Invest Nebraska brings capital to raises to state’s communities – SPN.com
Lyft returns to Kansas City – startlandnews.com
Kansas City group wants to set world record for coworking – startlandnews.com
Gov. Grietens seeks entrepreneurs input – startlandnews.com
Governor wants Missouri to be welcoming to startups – Missouri Business Alert
Bright Health acquires marketing agency Spyder Trap – tcbmag.com
Minneapolis police will turn on body cameras for any call – startribune.com
Apple supplier Foxconn to produce display panels in Wisconsin – The Wall Street Journal
Foxconn announces $10 billion investment – Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees – Thenewstribune.com